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Type 2 diabetes: Poor sleep slows wound healing

On August 24, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers uncovered a connection between poor sleep and wound healing in type 2 diabetes that could pave the way for new treatments. A new study looks at wound healing, sleep, and diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Type 2 diabetes is the…

The 5 Most Impactful Findings From National Geographic's 'Science of Sleep' Issue

If you’re used to finding photographs of far-flung landscapes in National Geographic, you may be surprised to discover that the magazine’s August issue is focused on a topic closer to home: the science of sleep. An estimated 35 percent of adults do not get enough sleep. The National Geographic cover…

Prediabetes: Being a 'night owl' may lead to weight gain

On August 18, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research has revealed that having a preference for evening activities, going to bed late, and not getting enough sleep may lead to weight gain among people with prediabetes. A preference for late-night activities may cause people to gain weight. Prediabetes affects around 84 million people in the United States….

Epilepsy: New findings 'could change textbooks'

On August 11, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

New research finds that two key brain proteins are involved in the neuronal misfiring that characterizes epilepsy. The findings “could potentially change textbooks” on epilepsy, according to the researchers, as well as pave the way for new therapies. Mapping the patterns of neuronal activity in the brain could change therapies…

Too much sleep could be worse for health than too little

On August 7, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleeping more or less than 7–8 hours per night could be bad for your health, with too much sleep being worse than too little, say researchers. Both too much and too little sleep can lead to poor health. An analysis of pooled data from dozens of studies covering more than…

Home remedies for fast back pain relief

On July 27, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Back pain is a common problem that can interfere with a person’s work and personal life. Fortunately, many home remedies exist to help relieve bothersome back pain. Lower back pain is a widespread problem, causing more global disability than any other condition. Up to 80 percent of adults will experience…

How to relieve postpartum night sweats

On July 27, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Many women experience night sweats or hot flashes after pregnancy. These are known as postpartum night sweats. Certain home remedies can help relieve the symptoms. Night sweats happen when a woman experiences a hot flash during the night. Many people associate hot flashes and night sweats with menopause, but pregnancy,…

Is my newborn sleeping too much?

On July 25, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Most newborns spend more time sleeping than they do awake, though the sleep may happen in small chunks or on an irregular schedule. Managing a newborn’s sleep is one of the most challenging tasks of looking after a newborn. Newly-born babies are not accustomed to schedules or the rhythms of…

Why might sleep apnea raise dementia risk?

On July 5, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A common disorder that repeatedly interrupts breathing during sleep is tied to changes in brain structure that are also seen in early dementia. How are OSA and dementia linked? This was the main finding of new research into obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in older adults that is now published in…

What causes a nosebleed at night?

On July 2, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

While a nosebleed can be bothersome, especially if it happens at night, the cause is not usually dangerous. Nosebleeds are common, and most people have had at least one. The medical term for a nosebleed is epistaxis, and dry air is typically responsible for epistaxis at night. When there is…